Five generations ago, Hirsch Landy founded our company in Vilkemeer, Lithuania working as a sofer (religious scribe).
In 1905 he immigrated to New York's Lower East Side where his son-in-law, Joseph Levine, expanded the business to become the largest manufacturer of synagogue vestments. His three sons, Harold, Seymour and Melvin, further developed the firm into a complete department store of Jewish Books and Judaica with the world's largest selection.
After the Levine brothers retired and Seymour, made aliyah , J. Levine Books and Judaica under the leadership of Danny Levine, moved to the heart of midtown Manhattan where we have earned the reputation as the Ultimate Judaica Store. Whether it's in The New York Times, AP articles, Wall Street Journal, CNN, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon or Twitter you're likely to have heard of us.
As one of the pioneers of Judaica websites and in conjunction with our Manhattan flagship store, we are constantly expanding our online store making it a must for all who have a serious interest in Jewish books and Judaica. We are constantly improving our site to help you realize all your Judaica needs efficiently and with pleasure.
Please visit often and browse through our website, which features over 30,000 products and counting. Enjoy our media section videos and connect with us on social media through Facebook , Twitter & Instagram for up to the minute updates.
In an age where shopping has become so automated and impersonal, what a delight it is to be celebrating thank God, more than 120 years and five generations in our Levine family business.
Ordering from J. Levine Books & Judaica is as easy as clicking, e-mailing us or calling 1 800 5 JEWISH. You can also fax or mail us your orders. The perfect gift for any occasion is a J. Levine Books & Judaica Gift Certificate which we can send on your behalf.
For all your Judaica needs the name to remember is J. Levine Books & Judaica. Our staff is waiting to serve you.
When in New York City, join tourists and savvy customers from all over the world and visit our spectacular retail store at 5 West 30 Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue near the Empire State Building.
Come in and say Shalom!
President, Fourth generation
Shawn J. Levine